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Tommaso Sonno.

Tommaso Sonno


Expertise: international trade, conflicts, global value chains, multinational business groups


Dr Tommaso is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Bologna. He is also affiliated at the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics, and Adjunct Professor at Bocconi University and at Johns Hopkins SAIS. His research focuses on international economics and political economy. He has studied the relationship between trade and conflicts, and global value networks. He is currently analysing the impact of multinational enterprises on violence in developing countries, the dynamics of populism, and the effect that financial frictions have on the processes of reallocation of resources.

Current areas of research include:

  • "Economic Insecurity and the Demand of Populism in Europe", with Luigi Guiso, Helios Herrera and Massimo Morelli
  • “Globalization and Conflicts: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Corporations in Africa”
  • “Populism: Demand and Supply“, with Carlo Altomonte, Domenico Favoino and Monica Morlacco